Yep, he's been traded to Colorado for Kennedy and Witasick. Two acqusitions I really like.
But Byrnes in Colorado, I'm seeing big things there. Sure, he's not great on defense. But I think this guy is going to put up huge offensive numbers in Coors. I just picked him up on my fantasy team and I'm starting him as soon as possible. Byrnes has been a fan favorite of many Oakland fans, including me, for how he plays the game. It'll definitely be reason for me to check out the Rockies on Extra Innings every now and then.
A quote from Byrnes in a Yahoo! article on the trade
"I'm excited about the opportunity to go play for the Rockies and I'm sad to leave Oakland," said Byrnes, who grew up in the Bay area and appreciated the fan support. "I'm going to miss everybody in the organization. It's the only organization I've ever known. The 24 guys in the clubhouse are 24 of my best friends, everyone from the janitor on up. I can't thank them enough for giving me the chance to play major league baseball."
With the supposed heat between him and the management, that was a pretty classy quote to leave with. Big props there.
Jay Payton for Chad Bradford was finally finished too. Payton isn't that great, and I'm hoping he'll be shipped pretty soon too. But it's good to see that trading Bradford won't be that much of a loss with the two pitchers we just brought in.
Tonight, it's Harden vs. Rogers. Hopefully his bad outing at the ASG carries over. I wonder if we see any of the new guys in action tonight.